Members of the England cricket team defeated by India at the Oval, (from left) Basil D'Oliveira, Ray Illingworth, Derek Underwood, Brian Luckhurst, John Snow, John Edrich and Alan Knott. (Getty Images)
Indian skipper Ajit Wadekar and teammate B S Chandraserhar wave to cheering crowds at the Oval after India won the Test Series against England. (Getty Images)
England's second innings on the fourth day's play of the Third Test at the Oval in London, 23rd August 1971. Indian fielder Eknath Solkar dives to take a catch from the bat of England's Alan Knott, off the bowling of S. Venkatarachavan for 1. The Indian wicketkeeper is Farokh Engineer. England were all out for 101 in their second innings, leaving India in a winning position with one day's plan remaining. (Getty Images)
Left handed Indian cricketer Ajit Laxman Wadekar batting in India's first innings during the third test at the Oval. The wicket keeper is Alan Knott. (Getty Images)
Sunil Gavaskar an Indian cricketer, the opening batsman for India during the England v India test Match at the Old Trafford cricket ground. (Getty Images)
Indian fans invade the pitch at the Oval, London, 25th August 1971, after India won the Third Test against England by four wickets to win the test series 1-0. (Getty Images)
Indian cricketer Dilip Narayan Sardesai batting at Colchester during Essex vs India. The wicket keeper is Brian Taylor. (Getty Images)
Alan Knott hitting a four during the Test Match between India and England at The Oval in London.